Through a masterful mix of poetry and prose, the book of Isaiah gives prophetic witness to the complex story of God’s judgment against Israel and the enduring promise of divine redemption. At times disturbing but always informed by the pledge of divine pardon and love, Isaiah continues to inspire readers with its powerful condemnation of corruption and an uncompromising call for social justice. Part 1 of our study covers Isaiah 1–39, which includes many of the prophet’s most memorable passages. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. 6 lessons.
Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM, is professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union. He is the author of several books on biblical studies and archaeology, including The Holy City: Jerusalem in the Theology of the New Testament, and has served as general editor of The Bible Today and Catholic Biblical Quarterly.